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Study: SOFA Score Helps Predict ICU Mortality

2017 17 Jan

Among adults with suspected infection admitted to an ICU, an increase in Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of 2 or more had greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than the quick SOFA (qSOFA) score or the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. The findings, published in JAMA, suggest that... Read more

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Sepsis-3 - Towards Earlier Recognition and Management

2016 22 Feb

The updated definitions and clinical criteria for sepsis have been welcomed by Professor Jean-Louis Vincent, ICU Management & Practice’s Editor-in-Chief, who says: “we are finally back to reason – the new recommendations fit the current language.” The new definitions are published in the 23 February issue of JAMA, and aim to facilitate earlier recognition... Read more

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ISICEM15: SIRS and Sepsis: An Unhappy Marriage

2015 31 Mar

What has been the impact of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) on the definition of severe sepsis? Rinaldo Bellomo [(Melbourne, Australia), speaking at the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) in Brussels last month considered the validity of SIRS criteria  in defining severe sepsis. Kaukonen, Bailey,... Read more

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ISICEM 2014: CytoSorbents to Sponsor CytoSorb® Research Symposium

2014 14 Mar

CytoSorbents Corporation, a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses in the intensive care unit, announced that it will sponsor a research symposium entitled:"SIRS and SEPSIS – New Therapy with CytoSorb®" at the 34th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM 2014)... Read more